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    Classical Music CDs for Auditioning Head Gear

    Not really the same subject, but there's an active thread for classical music here:   If you like Bach, Julia Fischer's Bach Concertos, among her other recent albums released through Decca, are mastered very well and sound amazing...
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    THE best female vocals? (your favorite female singers)

    I'm a little bit ashamed to admit that I'd never heard before of Tina Dico, because I've been a huge fan of Zero 7 ever since Simple Things. Just never paid that much attention to the names of the vocalists.   Anyway, "Home" is one of my favorite Zero 7 songs and I happened to stumble across...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Not to hijack the OP's review, but I finally finished up my own full-length review of the R70x:   If there are any questions just post 'em here, please don't send...
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    Review by 'Asr' on item 'Audio-Technica ATH-R70x | R Series Professional Open Back Dynamic Reference Headphone'

    published on April 30, 2016   - download a printable 8-page PDF version of this review (link goes to a location on my Dropbox)   (click any photo in this review for a larger version)   Intro   Ever since I discovered the original AD2000 in 2006 (which I still own & love), I’ve owned or...
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    Harrisonburg, VA Area, anyone?

          Not sure if you guys were aware, but HeadAmp Audio Electronics is based in Charlottesville. You can see what they make (and sell) here:   Btw, the primary point of contact for HeadAmp on Head-Fi is user @justin w. He's usually pretty busy though, and I...
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    Garage1217 Project Solstice

      Since the Sunrise's info page on the Web site was a bit confusing, I asked Jeremy @ Garage1217 and he confirmed that the Sunrise is indeed an OTL amp, but he also added that it can be "considered a hybrid as amplification is done in the class A stage".   Btw, not all of the Garage1217 amps...
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    Garage1217 Project Solstice

    I just made an update to my Solstice review from last year, added quite a bit of stuff on more tubes, more headphones, etc! Link here:     That'd be an incorrect assumption. According to the Sunrise page, it's an OTL...
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    Yamaha hph mt220 thread (Merged)

      Not really, just a couple of lines at the end of his April 2016 update:
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    Yamaha hph mt220 thread (Merged)

    Tyll @ InnerFidelity recently posted measurements of the MT220:
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    I'm also selling my R70x, ad is here:   Btw, Tyll @ InnerFidelity measured the R70x recently, the graphs are pretty interesting:
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    2016 Boulder/Denver CO Winter Meet (1/23) Impressions Thread

      Sorry, but I fully anticipate moving out of state this summer (tentatively by July/August if not sooner), so someone else should probably take up the task of organizing the local meets from now on. I'd offer to organize a spring meet, but my schedule for the next couple months is looking very...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000 Discussion (and Appreciation) Thread!

    The only two amps I'd recommend are out of production, if you don't mind getting something used off the FS forums: either the HeadAmp Gilmore Lite, or a DIY-built M3. I haven't heard any of the currently-popular in-production solid-state amps on the market so I can't comment on them, except for...
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    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    No I can't say that with any confidence when I have no idea of what your gear is or what your preferences are, but you should hear the R70x for yourself to decide if it'd be appropriate for your usage. I can't tell from your posts whether you're in the USA or not, but there are a bunch of online...
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    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

      I've tried the K712 with the Valhalla 2. It wasn't "bad" per se, but it definitely wasn't great, and it sounded better-balanced even out of my solid-state HeadAmp Gilmore Lite (which is saying something, because it doesn't drive the K712 all that well and causes a bass detraction). The K712...
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    ^ I think most Head-Fiers liked the LCD-2 back when it was the r1 and r2 versions though, because the latest revision with the Fazor mod hasn't been quite as well-received. But yeah I agree, $850 for a used LCD-2 regardless of its revision is kinda high.
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    Rockin Alternative To Hd600s?

      I meant nothing objective by "slow". But in subjective terms, I've found that a lot of headphones don't really accurately convey a sense of speed in fast music or fast sequences in music. Specifically, as the thread starter mentioned, in metal music (as one example, it's not necessarily...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

      The perpetuation of that impression isn't accurate, because the vast majority of solid-state amps are actually built to drive low-impedance, efficient headphones, which the R70x is not (it's neither low-impedance nor efficient). There are vanishingly few solid-state amps that I can think of...
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    Rockin Alternative To Hd600s?

      Well you mentioned "classic" rock & metal earlier, which I'd assumed meant 60s to 80s rock & 80s metal. Didn't think you meant anything more modern like death metal until you linked that YouTube vid.   But that doesn't change my recommendation all that much. Although I wasn't familiar with...
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    New Member & looking to get new Headphones

    I also recommend the MSR7. Get it from a place with a good return policy so you can return it if you end up not liking it. And if you don't like it, come back and tell us why, so you can get better recommendations.   Also where do you live? If you're in the US, check out the Meets forum since...
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    Rockin Alternative To Hd600s?

    The Audio-Technica R70x might be right up your alley. Very suitable for rock & metal in general in contrast to the HD600, and it has the bass/mid-bass that the HD600 doesn't, plus it'd be driven well by your WA2.   As far as the Grado line goes, I don't have any experience with the latest "e"...
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    Yamaha hph mt220 thread (Merged)

      I'm actually semi-familiar with Atrium Carceri and Lustmord which you linked earlier, I have some of their albums in my MP3 collection. Like you've discovered, there aren't that many headphones that really play that kind of music well. If you haven't heard the Fostex TH-X00 or TH900, those...
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    Head-Fi Reception at AXPONA 2016 + discount code

    I was just looking at the Axpona site, thought I'd post a full list of all the exhibitors signed up for the Ear Gear Expo since not all of them are on that map in post #1. I was surprised as heck to see Etymotic signed up, I've never seen them before at any audio show! Almost makes me tempted to...
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    :sunrise: CanJam SoCal 2016 (March 19-20, 2016)

      Actually, Shure was in fact at the 2006 & 2007 National Meets along with the 2008 through 2010 CanJams. I noticed that Shure is on the exhibitor list for this year's Axpona (in Chicago) though, which is in about a month: On a semi-related note, I saw that...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

      I owned the R70x, TH-X00, and K712 (not the exact same as the Massdrop K7XX, but similar enough) all at the same time not that long ago so I can offer my own opinion:   - The R70x had significantly more mid-bass and mid-range quantity, while the TH-X00 had more sub-bass and treble...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Discussion Thread

      Depends on which kind of cable you're looking for, especially since the MSR7 comes with 3 different stock ones. I use only the short 3.5mm cable with mine; this one on Amazon would probably make for a decent replacement (it's also been recommended before in the thread, IIRC)...